OFFF Festival Main Titles 2011 - 'Year Zero'
PostPanic redefine film titles with OFFF Festival Main Titles 2011
07 MAY 2012, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS JUNE 2011
SummaryPostPanic's Mischa Rozema redefines film title creation by directing an 6 minute epic film for the prestigious OFFF Festival - the leading international festival of digital culture.
Following in the footsteps of Prologue Films and The Mill, PostPanic have created this year’s prestigious opening titles for OFFF Festival 2011 in Barcelona
Written by Mischa Rozema and British graphic designer, Si Scott, the opening titles reflect their dark thoughts on a possible future. Directed by Mischa and shot on location in Prague (with line production by Savage www.lovesavage.tv), the film guides the viewer through a grim scenario embedded with the names of artists appearing at this year’s OFFF festival. The live action was brought back to Amsterdam for post, primarily carried out by PostPanic’s in-house team of artists but also with the additional help of freelancers and partner companies that we have enjoyed strong creative relationships with over the years. It’s really fair to say that this was a labour of love by a passionate crew of people.
About Mischa Rozema
Dutch director Mischa Rozema (40) is also co-founder and Creative Director of PostPanic, an Amsterdam-based creative outfit. Mischa’s work is fundamental to the reputation Postpanic has developed over the past 13 years and his uncompromising creative vision has won awards worldwide. His background in graphic design and an intense love-affair with film, set him on a path of creating unusual visual directions by combining whatever technique was available, be it live action, CG or motion graphics. Today Mischa is best known for his ability to take seemingly ordinary projects in unexpected creative directions.
About OFFF Festival 2011
OFFF is an entity in continuous transformation, alive and evolutionary. More than a decade ago, it was born as a post-digital culture festival; a meeting place to host contemporary creation through an in depth program of conferences, workshops and performances by the most relevant artists of our time.
These days, OFFF keeps being a reference event throughout the world. A festival hosted in Barcelona, New York, Lisbon and Paris which has featured renowned artists such as Joshua Davis, Stefan Sagmeister, John Maeda, Neville Brody, Kyle Cooper, The Mill, Digital Kitchen, Ben Fry & Casey Reas, Golan Levin, Chris Milk, Rob Chiu, Julien Vallée, Paula Scher, Rick Poynor, Erik Spiekermann, Dvein, Erik Natzke, Vincent Moon, Ze Frank, Alex Trochut, among others...The festival where a new generation of artists has originated and developed. All of them started attending OFFF as spectators. Today, they take up its main stage.
"“We knew we wanted to make something that would unsettle and menace the audience. It was always going to be dark but also highly aesthetic. This project has filled our spare hours for the past 6 months and it is incredibly satisfying to work on something that we were given complete creative freedom on – that’s a rare luxury these days.”" Mischa Rozema, Director
"“The images created by the crew of people working on the titles has been unbelievable, with nationalities represented including Dutch, Czech, English, American, Polish, German, Swedish and Belgian. It’s been a great opportunity for all of us to work together on a non-commercial project we’re passionate about and we’re so proud of the combined effort and final result.”" Ania Markham, Executive Producer at PostPanic
PostPanic is an internationally awarded and respected Dutch film company.
PostPanic is made up of three divisions: PostPanic (commercial film), PanicProgram (emerging commercial talent) and PostPanic Pictures (long format film).
Founded in 1997, PostPanic closely guards its unique creative attitude and continues to produce memorable visual work for the advertising, entertainment, broadcast, retail and music industries worldwide.
The Amsterdam home is made up of a permanent international team composed of producers, directors and creatives specializing in live action, motion graphics/animation, VFX and installations. PostPanic also host and curate the popular bi-annual inspiration evenings, The PanicRoom (an invite-only night for the Amsterdam creative community).